According to a Chicago Sun-Times report, Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx is planning to erase the pot-related charges of thousands of Chicago residents.
Foxx has said that she is still on track to begin wiping clean thousands of minor cannabis convictions in the coming months.
It was in January that Foxx said in a speech to the City Club of Chicago, “Noting the arduous process of cataloguing years of convictions, Foxx told the Sun-Times that her office won’t attempt to expunge them all in one fell swoop. Nevertheless, the state’s attorney’s office hopes to start clearing the first round of convictions in a matter of months.”
She had said that her office is seeking to enlist a nonprofit, Code For America, which has already assisted with expungements in California.
Foxx remarked that Code for America “can help us find some infrastructure support of being able to look at the [Cook County] clerk’s office, Dorothy Brown’s office, to be able to identify batches of people who are found or convicted of the statutory code for possession of marijuana.”